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The DeWitt County Board's last lame duck session saw many controversial agenda items tabled while the 2015 Budget and Levy were approved.

5 items on the agenda failed to see a vote at Thursday Night's meeting, each being tabled by a vote of 6-5. The items tabled included:

-Adjusting the county levy from $1.5 million to $1.1 million.

-Adjusting the retirement fund for County employees, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, or IMRF, from $1.11-million to $900-thousand.

- Eliminating the liability insurance tort from $500,000.

- Eliminating the position of Assistant State's Attorney Lars Dunn

-Reducing the State's Attorney's budget salaries by $58,000

Each vote was tabled due to affirmative votes by Board Members Danny Ballenger, David Newberg, Camille Redman, Doug Tucker, Sue May-Whitted and Vice-Chair Pete Daugherty.

The 2015 Budget and Levy were also approved 6-5 with the same six voting in the affirmative.

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